There is an underground call center known as “The Phantoms” I’m sure of it.
You know the people that ring you up and you say “hello” and they say “ (silence) ”, so you say “hello…” again just to make sure and still … silence (or sometimes a little bit of static fuzz). They can leave you hanging, especially if you are expecting a call and ‘The Phantoms’ call instead leaving you with nothing but nothingness…
They are always so patient, no matter how many times I say “hello, hello, hello, hello”, they never hang up – but we always hang up on them. Are they just messing with our heads? Do they sit there with stop watches trying to beat each others records on how long someone stays on the line? Do they find it funny – or is this a job? for real. How do they make money if they aren’t selling me anything?
I really need to know. If anyone works for this silent crew – don’t leave me hanging. Cough, sneeze, burp, say hello, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of word vomit every now and again.
I’m friendly I promise.